For some time there has been talk of a possible abbonamento PlayStation Plus Premium which may include additional content for subscribers, including presumably films and TV series from the Sony catalog, in addition to anime. But what is true and how many possibilities are there that such a scenario could be opposed?
At the beginning of August Sony bought Crunchyroll, a platform that broadcasts anime series in streaming and which can count on 120 million subscribers. Shortly after the acquisition, Tom Phillips (Eurogamer.net Editor) started talking about a new Premium subscription to PlayStation Plus which at a higher cost could also include a subscription to the Crunchyroll service.
It is no mystery that Sony is trying to change the face of PlayStation Plus, in the spring PlayStation Plus Video Pass was launched in Poland, this service (in testing phase) allows subscribers to access a selection of Sony Pictures Entertainment film and television productions including Bad Boys for Life, Jumanji The Next Level, Venom, Deadly Class (Season 1), Future Man (first three seasons) and the first two seasons of SWAT, a successful crime series.
And here with the addition of films, TV series and anime Sony could really think of a new PlayStation Plus Premium subscription at a higher price to complement the existing standard subscription. As of June 30, 2021 PlayStation Plus subscribers are 46.3 million against the 47.6 million registered as of March 31, this drop in users could force the company to speed up the time for a renewal of the service, so as to expand the potential pool of subscribers.
However, as mentioned, it is only speculation although such a scenario may not be impossible, with Microsoft having greatly enriched the Game Pass offer with the EA Play subscription included in Game Pass Ultimate, even Sony could think of improving and expanding the PlayStation Plus services. Do you think there are really possibilities for a new Plus subscription profile or will the situation remain the same? Let us know below in the comments.